Spousal Maintenance and Cohabitation in Minnesota
Minnesota law allows a spousal maintenance award (a.k.a. alimony) to be reduced, suspended, reserved, or even terminated if the party receiving alimony (the obligee) moves in with a significant other
Essential Elements to a Karon Waiver for Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota
One of the most powerful tools available to parties in a spousal maintenance case is called a Karon Waiver. This tool is named after the Minnesota case of Karon v
The Impact of Failing to Reserve Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota
Any client who deals with spousal maintenance will probably hear a description from their attorney of a Karon Waiver. A Karon Waiver is an agreement made by the parties to
Determining Spousal Maintenance in Minnesota
How does a court determine spousal maintenance in Minnesota?Spousal maintenance (formerly referred to as alimony) is a highly contentious area of family law, as well as one of the most
What Is A Vocational Evaluation In Minnesota?
If your divorce case involves spousal maintenance, chances are that either you or your spouse may have to participate in a vocational evaluation. Simply put, a vocational evaluation incorporates the
Will I Have to Pay Spousal Maintenance?
"Maintenance" or “alimony” is an award of payments made in a divorce or legal separation proceeding from the future income or earnings of one spouse for the support and maintenance
Factors in Awarding Spousal Maintenance
In determining a spousal maintenance, or alimony, award, a court must look at eighth (8) statutory factors related to the financial resources of the parties. It is not always essential
Changing alimony and earning ability in Minnesota Divorce
A party seeking modification of spousal maintenance (or changing alimony) has the burden to show a substantial change of circumstances, since the time maintenance award was set, and that these
Am I entitled to temporary or permanent spousal maintenance?
This particular post will focus on what is commonly called "temporary" or “rehabilitative” spousal maintenance. In short, “rehabilitative” spousal maintenance is defined as temporary spousal support payable for a temporary